2014 Area Tobacco Grower / GAP Meeting
From: Curtis D. Fountain
Agricultural Extension Agent – Field Crops
In 2013, 43 Duplin Co. farmers (24 operations) grew 3,887 acres of flue-cured tobacco.
Below is a listing of 2014 Area Tobacco Grower/GAP Recertification Meetings. Please attend the meeting of your choice. Preregistration is required for GAP recertification certificate preparation and meal planning purposes.
Jan. 7 Martin Co. Farmer’s Market 4001 West Main St. Ext. Williamston 10:00 AM 252-789-4370
Jan. 8 Wayne Co Extension Center 208 Chestnut St. Goldsboro 10:00 AM 919-731-1520
Jan. 9 Wilson Co. Ag Center 1806 Goldsboro St. SW Wilson 9:30 AM 252-237-0111
Jan. 9 Johnston Co. Extension Center 2736 NC 210 Highway Smithfield 4:00 PM 919-989-5380
Jan. 10 The Farmer’s Market 1006 Peachtree St. Rocky Mount 10:00 AM 252-459-9810
Jan. 20 McSwain Extension Center 2420 Tramway Rd. Sanford 10:00 AM 919-775-5624
Jan. 21 Forsyth Co. Extension Center 1450 Fairchild Rd. Winston Salem 10:00 AM 336-703-2857
Jan. 21 Sampson Co. Ag Expo Center 414 Warsaw Rd. Clinton 10:00 AM 910-592-7161
Jan. 22 Caswell Co. Civic Center 536 Main St. East Yanceyville 10:00 AM 336-694-4158
Jan. 23 Cunningham Research Station 200 Cunningham Rd. Kinston 9:30 AM 252-747-5831
Jan. 28 Granville Co. Expo Center 4185 US Highway 15 South Oxford 10:00 AM 919-603-1350
Jan. 30 Cumberland Co. Ag Expo Center 301 E. Mountain Dr. Fayetteville 10:00 AM 910-321-6872
Feb. 3 Pitt Co. Extension Center 403 Government Circle Greenville 9:30 AM 252-902-1702
Feb. 7 TGANC Meeting, NC State Fair Grounds Holshouser Bld. Raleigh 1:00 PM Contact local Co.Ext. Agent
Feb. 12 Elkin Center, Surry Community College 1461 N. Bridge St. Elkin 10:00 AM 336-371-0189
2014 Tobacco Short Course
The NC Tobacco Research Commission and NCSU are sponsoring a 4-day tobacco short course. The course will be held from Monday, February 3 5:30 pm through Friday, February 7 noon. A grant from the NC Tobacco Research Commission will cover most of the participant costs. The course target age group is less than 40 years old. NC tobacco growers, newly-hired Extension Agents, university technicians including Research Station tobacco supervisors, and tobacco-related agribusiness personnel are encouraged to apply. A brief application should be completed and returned to me by Friday, January 3. For more information, email Curtis_Fountain@ncsu.edu or call me at 910-289-0695.